1) Who is moderator of DOTS? Does GL have the right to "edit" comments?
2) Because GL posts on the front page at times, is he considered a moderator?
3) Can GL, as moderator, (if he is one) change his own hat-tips?
4) Does GL have various other aliases on TFMR?
5) Is there a governmental team, that you are aware of, that actively posts on TFMR?
6) Can GL, as moderator (if he is one), look at the PM message traffic that is not directed to him?
Are a conspiracy. Now I get it - it's an illusion. G.L. is a Government agent. Oh gosh. How could I be so stupid. Please can I be part of the collective. I promise to obey.
Just cut the string and let it go.
GL is totally full of sh*t, and obviously thriving on the notoriety, attention, and ability to waste the time of others
So all of this crap created by GL is all one big joke to you, right Kiwi?
Go ahead, laugh it up.
JustDale wrote: ... I would also like to acknowledge the sentiment you expressed re: Memorial Day. I will re-post this as a reminder to us all.
The Meaning of Memorial Day - "Freedom is Never Free" - A Vietnam Veteran's Tribute
"The Meaning of Memorial Day" A Vietnam Veteran's Tribute I sent this to all my family members simply because of this: Many will be weeping tomorrow (though I'm sure their heart aches every day). It would be good if we all took at least a moment to "weep with those who weep"... and to Honor those who have borne the full brunt of what their Service required. Having never served in the military (although I am an Army brat), this is a Day and a Subject when I hear a voice echoing this ... "Take off your sandals for the ground on which you are standing is Holy Ground." This is a Day when I stand with my right hand over my heart ... and my left hand over my mouth. I say it, also, bare-footed .. with a tear in my eye. Dale
... I would also like to acknowledge the sentiment you expressed re: Memorial Day. I will re-post this as a reminder to us all.
"The Meaning of Memorial Day" A Vietnam Veteran's Tribute
I sent this to all my family members simply because of this: Many will be weeping tomorrow (though I'm sure their heart aches every day). It would be good if we all took at least a moment to "weep with those who weep"... and to Honor those who have borne the full brunt of what their Service required.
Having never served in the military (although I am an Army brat), this is a Day and a Subject when I hear a voice echoing this ... "Take off your sandals for the ground on which you are standing is Holy Ground."
This is a Day when I stand with my right hand over my heart ... and my left hand over my mouth. I say it, also, bare-footed .. with a tear in my eye.
Memorial Day always takes a toll when the faces of those resting under headstones never leave one's memory.
Cheers, S. Rex
Your sense of honour is impressive. You will never be able to justify the death of people who never did you any harm.
... has shown me that my Comment #4549 was directed to the wrong person. It was Flyinkel who said Memorial Day is a somber day to him, so I should have headed my post ... "Dear Fly" instead of "Dear Rex".
No biggie, I know, to either man ... but I feel better for a reason that will remain private and unspoken.
In much news it's difficult to follow the "food chain." Points of origin. Russia has what's called a soft power now in force approach and some fascinating agent-lines to US media. Some of what is translated here in the US was meant for domestic consumption. Saker's Rostislav Ischenko article comes to mind. Putin pushes a nationalistic message using RIAC for whom Ischenko works and if you note we are the bad guys. He also uses the State sanctioned propaganda arm-- for which Ischenko works. Sometimes this info can travel all the way to a MSM source. Zerohedge for example mirrors at times RU and the newspread on the page I always glimpse the headlines from top to bottom to see the first simple narrative. Yesterday the "Pentagon report" about ISIS was picked up by Drudge. Drudge is another tale for another time. He is often used as a source for FOX news. Following the negative ISIS report was a pic of Putin with a very favorable article. The Tblisi pipeline cannot be covered by a few words from Putin and certainly not me. Not now anyway. It's a good idea though to study the Turkey-Russia--Iran nexus. Also countries in the former Soviet Union. "So what is ZH, exactly? Its creator is Daniel Ivandjiiski, a native of Bulgaria. Daniel has a very dodgy past, including losing a job and his securities license for insider trading. None of this is hard to find out: it was covered in a New York Magazine piece that ran soon after ZH first gained notoriety. Mr. Ivandjiiski’s checkered past perhaps explains his clearcut antipathy for Wall Street. But there may be more to it than that. In light of my flash analogy of ZH to a Soviet disinformation operation, what is really interesting is the background of Daniel Ivandjiiski’s father. Ivandjiiski pere (Kassimir) was a Bulgarian “journalist” and “envoy” during the Cold War. A member of the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Trade, in the COMECON and EU departments. A journalist. A “special envoy” (hence presumably with very useful diplomatic cover) in every proxy war in Central Asia and Africa in the 1970s and 1980s." (snip) "Perhaps it is just coincidence that the son of an obvious Warsaw Pact intelligence service agent with the “journalistic” and “diplomatic” background commonly used in influence and disinformation operations starts a website that employs classic influence and disinformation methods, and spouts an editorial line dripping with vitriol and hostility for American (and Western European) financial institutions and governments: a line that follows that of RT quite closely." https://streetwiseprofessor.com/?p=5728 -----------
Now my source is interesting too but he is spot on re: Zerohedge. All Russian stories come from Russian government Sources. What I generally look for in media is mirroring. Eventually you find the source and always it's no small little guy from nowhere wearing a funny hat.
"My Buddy" Henry Burr 1922 (with lyrics)
P.S. @ Atarangi: If you have a conscience, you OWE Rex an apology! If not, then choke on that snide remark. Just sayin'.
atarangi wrote: Your sense of honour is impressive. You will never be able to justify the death of people who never did you any harm.
Easy to be judgmental when you haven't a clue at all, isn't it Kiwi?
Doubtless, you have never tried to apply that same crap to any of the VC or NVA, to which such appropriately applies to the order of infinitely greater magnitude, as you were not there, nor speak the language, but then again that doesn't matter since you are beau coup dinky dow anyways.
Cheers & POUND SAND
Rex and myself are good mates. Rex is not afraid of the truth.I have a conscience and I love Rex. He is a great guy. He has respect for contrary opinions. Rex will deal to me and that is no problem.
Thanks mate. I enjoy your insults. You are a great guy.
atarangi wrote: Thanks mate. I enjoy your insults. You are a great guy.
Although I am not too particularly fond of your attempt to be sanctimonious on this particular Day.
You are a smart dude. Show some balls and admit that you were duped. We have all been shafted. I admit that I fell for it. I really enjoy your posts Rex and think you are a great guy.
(1) Exciting News! “Secret Pentagon Report Reveals US ‘Created’ ISIS As A ‘Tool’ To Overthrow Syria’s President Assad” at Zero Hedge. Wow! Pulitzer Prize material of the sort to change your view of the world. Their stories are reposted at hundreds of websites, and seen by thousands or millions of people. It cites as a source a story only a fraction of readers will click through to see… (2) Real news “Pentagon report predicted West’s support for Islamist rebels would create ISIS
Anti-ISIS coalition knowingly sponsored violent extremists to ‘isolate’ Assad, rollback ‘Shia expansion’” by Nafeez Ahmed at Medium. After this opening it gets a bit exaggerated, but it’s journalism (not clickbait fiction). Opening… Actual Intelligence Here is the Defense Intelligence Agency report posted at Judicial Watch (posted here using OCR, with the usual errors). It confirms what anyone paying attention should know by now: the repeated geopolitical errors made by US leaders result from their folly, ignoring the often good intelligence they’re given. https://fabiusmaximus.com/2015/05/24/inteligence-isis-iraq-us-support-cl...
My cousin was drafted and killed in Viet Nam. Marine. 1968 Da Nang. The families of soldiers hate war.
You are right! It feels like I am defending myself against a lunatic...all ravings and no facts. It's absurd. Back to my "happy place" IGNORE.
However hurtful it is given your respect for your fellow soldiers (which I empathise with btw) you should probably read PCR comments on this topic
It is not offering disrespect to the dead if you question why they died.
And if you don't give Kiwis any credit, do a small bit of research at how NZ troops were used by Britain in both WWI and WWII. Not good answering the call for a country that regards you as a vassal state and therefore expendable. Not good at all.
I have no illusions that anything has changed anywhere in the world if the people who order war are not in the front of the battle.
Always Faithful - but to who? Do you really know who is at the other end of that vow and if you are serving who/what you think?
I hope you had a good memorial day in any case. And my respects to the ones who serve, no matter where they are.
Defending yourself is good. Dreaming up some fictional foe is dodgy at the best of times.